Aug 1996 –
VROC forum is created
Aug 1998 –
“Odinn” (Jim Sloan), a member of “The Council of 11” in VROC, starts the VRA with Bruiser (Bruce Irwin) from Australia, and was active in spreading the VRA as a worldwide association from 1998-1999.
“Odinn” (Jim Sloan), USA
Co-Founder of the Association
1st AEC President
The Association Executive Committee (AEC) is created. The original AEC members include Odinn (USA), Bruiser (Australia), Hexonx (USA),
Wrinkles (USA), Falconer (Holland), P’Nut (USA), Viking (Canada), and others.
Odinn is elected the first AEC President and Bruiser (Bruce Irwin), from Australia, is elected the first AEC Vice President.
Bruiser uses the bylaws from another bike club and changes them to fit the VRA.
By the end of 1998, the following chapters have joined the association:
- 1-1 Southeast VA
- 1-2 San Diego CA
- 1-3 Northern VA
- 1-4 Piedmont VA
- 1-5 Richmond VA
- 1-6 Dallas-Ft Worth
- 1-7 Montreal Quebec
- 1-8 Western Carolina
- 1-9 Western NY
- 1-10 Greater Midwest
- 1-11 Atlanta GA
- 31-1 Nederlands
- 32-1 Belgium
- 41-1 Switzerland
- 44-1 UK
- 46-1 Sweden
- 49-1 Germany
- 61-1 Sydney Australia
Apr 1999 –
UK joins the VRA (Odinn and Falconer prompt Chief (Pete Ravenscroft) to start a chapter in the winter of 1998.
The chapter becomes official at the Season Opener Bike Rally in Apr 1999)
May 1999 –
Odinn hits a deer and totals his 1500 Classic.
Aug 1999 –
Having no Vulcan, Odinn resigns as AEC President and leaves the VRA.
Sep 1999 –
Ty Lytle, from Oklahoma, is elected the 2nd International President. Falconer, from Holland, is elected the 2nd International Vice President.
Feb 2000 –
Falconer sells his Kawasaki and resigns as VP and from VRA.
April 2000 –
“Chief”, from the UK, is elected the 3rd International President and remains President until Oct. 2009.
“Chief” (Pete Ravenscroft), UK
3rd International President (2000 – 2009)
Oct 24, 2004 –
Holland VRA is established by Geert de Jonge and Ferry Schippers. In 2005, John “Mosselman” is elected as President.
Ferry Schippers initiates the 1st International VRA Rally. The VRA Chapters in Europe decide to make it an annual event –
2006 was Sweden, 2007 Belgium, 2008 Spain, etc…
Chief initiates the idea of having National Chapters because of the differences in laws and customs between the countries.
Chief falls ill and Lorin Potter, the Non-Chapter Member President over 3,000 non-chapter members, completes the initiative.
“Fly” (Lorin Potter), USA
AEC Non-Chapter President
1st US National President
Belgium joins the VRA
Spain joins the VRA
Germany rejoins the VRA (Vulcaniers remain active)
Norway joins the VRA
Harold Murray (“The Wizard”), Chapter President of the Bangor 125ers, is elected as International Vice President.
Oct 2009 –
Lasse Lahn, from Sweden, is elected International President. Badges (Graham Nicholls), from the UK, is elected International Vice President.
Lasse Lahn, Sweden
4th International President
VROC CZ joins the VRA
Serbia and Finland join the VRA
Jan 11, 2012 –
Vulcan Riders Mexico, Chapter #52, joins the VRA
Jul 11, 2012 –
Vulcan Riders Turkey, Chapter #90, is approved as a VRA Chapter. Mehmet Yarbasa is elected the first National President.
Jul 11, 2012 –
Vulcan Riders Brazil is approved as chapter #55. Rogério Castelo Branco is elected as the first National President.
Feb 2015 –
Vulcan Riders Hungary joined VRA. Dr.Istvan Palik “Dottore” is the National President.
May 2015 –
Vulcan Riders Ireland joined VRA. Alex Martynov is elected as the first National President.
May 24, 2015 –
Graham “Badges” Nicholls is elected as the 5th International President, Davide “Aztek” Parolin is the 5th International Vice President.
Nov 2015 -
VRAWA(WESTERN AUSTRALIA) Chapter #61 holds its first ever World Rally
Apr 2017 –
Vulcan Riders Switzerland, Chapter #41 joins VRA. Roland Haesler is elected as National President.
Jul 2017 –
VROC Poland, Chapter #48 joins VRA. Krzysztof Bandurski “Yamak” is the first National President.
Oct 2017 –
Vulcan Riders Philippine, Chapter #63 joins VRA. Mario Maligard is the first National President
Mar 2018 -
Vulcan Riders Western Australia, Chapter #61 Annual West Coast Rally was held in Albany, South Western Australia during the long weekend of 3rd,4th & 5th March
May 2018 –
Vulcan Riders Taiwan, Chapter #886 joins VRA. Steve Lu is the first National President.
Sept/Oct 2018 -
Vulcan Riders Western Australia, Chapter #61 Hosts the Australian World Rally in Western Australia's South West
Margaret River - during the 31st Sept, 1st, 2nd, 3rd &4th Oct.
Honorable Special Guests include - VRA International President, Germany President, Germany Treasurer, Vice President Taiwan, Riders from Belgium & Germany.
Dec 2018 -
Vulcan Riders Western Australia, Chapter #61 Attend and support the annual Toy Ride Charity Event - Each rider donated a present for a child in need.